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Seven Tasty Spots for Barbecue in NYC
May 25, 2024, 10:14.53 am ET


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Hometown Bar-B-Que

Known for its mammoth beef ribs and juicy brisket, Hometown operates locations in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood and Industry City. Its brisket sandwich was named one of Cititour's top bites.

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Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue

Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue is known for its slow-smoked meats with on-site smoker burning white oak, extensive bourbon and craft beer programs, and a lively smokehouse vibe.

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Royal Rib House

Operated out of a Bed-Stuy storefront, Brooklyn Rib House is known for its South Carolina ribs. Opened by Calvin Grier in 1968, and now operated by daughter Carole, here you will find delicious ribs in special house sauce and some of best collard greens in the city.

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Hill Country BBQ

Hill Country is known for its Texas-style BBQ served in a cafeteria-style setting. Look for smoked meats, including brisket and pork spareribs, alongside baked beans with burnt ends and Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese.

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Mighty Quinn’s

Mighty Quinn’s operates several locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and is known for its low-and-slow cooked ribs, brisket and chicken as well as its pulled pork sandwiches.

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Pig Beach BBQ Queens

While the Brooklyn location has closed, Pig Beach BBQ in Queens remains a quintessential stop for barbecue in the city. Look for honey-glazed ribs, brisket and smoked pork shoulder with picnic-style dining indoors and out.

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Bark Barbecue

Alongside traditional BBQ dishes like brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork and rib tips, diners will also discover Dominican-style dishes at Bark Barbecue at Time Out Market in DUMBO. Get it to go and have a picnic in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.